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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Oct 7, 2010 7:26am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

I suppose this properly belongs in "Classic TV", but it seems most of the copyright experts hang out here.

An earlier archive post suggested that this animated classic might have been PD from the instant it was released because of an improper copyright designation. Lifted from an IMDB post: "Although the film was copyrighted and released in 1964, the Roman-numerals copyright date in the main titles is shown as "MCLXIV", which would be the year 1164."

Can Video-Cellar or another maven answer this definitively?

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Poster: Moongleam Date: Oct 7, 2010 9:50am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

http://www.archive.org/post/280854/xmas-question-for-video-cellar

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Poster: Freddie Jaye Date: Oct 7, 2010 4:56pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Thanks!

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Poster: skybandit Date: Oct 8, 2010 6:53am
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Unfortunately, an LP of the soundtrack was released in 1964, which IS properly copyrighted. So if all the music in a musical is copyrighted, what parts of the film itself remain PD? I once read some speculation that the only reason "Road to Bali" is PD was that Dorothy Lamour didn't do the LP of the songs that was released after the film, undercutting the producers claim.